BCA Architects approved to create $25M assisted living facility

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BCA Architects received approval from the city council and planning commission of San José, CA, to create an assisted living facility. Construction on the $25 million project is scheduled to begin this fall and to be completed by fall 2015.

The facility has been timed to address a “paradigm shift” in the nursing home demographic, said BCA Architects President Paul Bunton.

“In the next five years, the baby boomers are starting to retire,” he said. “They're continual learners and they want something that will stimulate them.”

The assisted living space aims to keep residents active through services such as a distance learning 21st century classroom, resident-run garden and shuttle transportation to and from a nearby Santana Row shopping center.

Its location also offers easy access to medical and educational services. It is directly across from the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center and near a community college.